After suffering a fracture in the cartilage between his ribs on Tuesday night against the Phoenix Suns, Steve Blake will be sitting out Friday’s game between the Lakers and the Cleveland Cavaliers at Staples Center.
According to Lakers reporter Mike Trudell, Blake will sit out Friday and is listed as day to day. However, Trudell also mentioned that head coach Mike Brown is expecting Blake to sit out Saturday night against the Los Angeles Clippers as well.
On the other hand, Steve Blake will not play tonight and most likely not tomorrow either due to his rib fracture.
— Mike Trudell (@LakersReporter) January 13, 2012
With Blake sidelined the Lakers are expected to use rookie Darius Morris in his place. Morris, who sat out the first 11 games of the season, finally got into the game on Wednesday and scored his first career points.